• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Delivered through the Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN) and in collaboration with industry partner CSIRO, the new Master of Materials Science and Engineering program at University of Newcastle will develop and train the next generation of material scientists and engineers to meet global demand.


The program was designed in consultation with leading organisations in the material science and engineering industry including Andromeda, Minotaur, Zinc oxide Australia (ZOA), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Keliqiang Pte Ltd (China), and Baosteel (China).

With a focus on the fast-growing field of advanced nanomaterials, you’ll learn how the processing of a material influences its structure, properties and performance.

Take advantage of state-of-the-art infrastructure at the University’s Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN) to focus on the design and discovery of new materials such as advanced nanomaterials, functional materials, biomaterials, drug carriers, photovoltaics, electrode materials for batteries and supercapacitors, electro catalytic materials, photocatalytic materials, soft materials and useful metal alloys.

The unique Master of Materials Science and Engineering program at University of Newcastle involves a broad range of disciplines such as chemistry, solid-state physics, ceramics, metallurgy, polymer science, engineering, computing, biology, pharmacy, energy and environmental technologies.

Career opportunities

Materials science and engineering expertise is in high demand across a range of industries including defence, medical technology, environmental services, catalysis, petrochemical, adsorption and separation, metallurgist, mining and minerals, pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, clean fuels, energy technology (solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells) and data analyst (financial and information).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Managing Engineering Projects
  • Engineering Complexity
  • Applications of Nanomaterials: Energy & Environmental
  • Biomedical Applications of Nanomaterials
  • Multifunctional Advanced Nanomaterials

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      part time equivalent  up to 6 years maximum

  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 0100265
  • Applicants with a Bachelor Degree (AQF level 7) in a related Science and/or Engineering discipline area will be assessed by the Faculty.
  • If admitted into the program, applicants completing the General Pathway may be eligible for up to 40 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) reducing the program to 120 units.
  • Applicants completing the Research Specialisation will not be eligible for the 40 units of RPL and must complete the 160 unit program.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor Honours Degree/Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8), Master Degree (AQF Level 9) in a related Science and/or Engineering discipline area will be assessed by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38080 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38080 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29120 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29120 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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